Its been a relatively injury free training season for the Atlantic City Marathon on Oct 21st. Thanks to my new “less miles more smiles” training program! Instead of logging 5 days a week on my feet running I’ve been running 2-3 times a week and hitting the weights to strength train hard two days a week. Not to say that I wasn’t constantly in pain with sore muscles that had been pushed to their limits, but at least there were no shin splints or IT band issues! Yesterday I did a 19 mile slow and flat run to cap off my training. I was pretty sore at the end so I can tell taking the next three weeks easy is going to be a must! I plan doing some shorter faster runs but probably nothing over 15 miles total per week.
Another thing I learned during this marathon training was how to get my hair out-of-the-way without it wadding up in a giant mess during the run. Any girl with long hair knows it can be a nightmare untangling your hair in the shower after a hard and sweaty workout! I used to pull my hair back and braid it all the way to bottom in what I called my “power braid”. Somehow it always ended in a ratted mess! I have now discovered that if you only braid your hair down halfway and let the bottom swing free you end up with out all the tangles! Not sure why but it works so I’m sticking with it!